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The killer department : Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history, Robert Cullen

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The killer department : Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history
Title
The killer department
Title remainder
Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cullen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a chilling tale of one man's savage need to kill and another's sworn determination to stop him. They found the first body in 1982, in the woods near Rostov-on-Don: a young girl, lying faceup with her skeletal hands raised near her head as if trying to fend someone off. Over the next eight years, fifty-two more bodies were found in and around Rostov, a river city 600 miles south of Moscow. The victims had been savagely slashed with a knife, with their eyes gouged
  • Out, their sexual organs excised, their bodies spattered with the killer's semen. As the body count mounted, a remarkable Rostov detective, Viktor Burakov, became obsessed with hunting down the killer. He faced formidable odds. Archaic attitudes toward sex crimes and the nightmarish maze of the Soviet system produced an extraordinary range of false leads and bizarre theories: a satanic cult had formed, the murders were the work of a gang of mentally retarded boys, the
  • Killer must be a doctor, because the sexual organs of the victims had been carved out with surgical precision. The investigations of these hypotheses disrupted the lives of Rostov's citizens - most particularly homosexuals, who came under suspicion when young boys began to number among the slaughtered. Haunted by specters of the brutally murdered victims, Burakov took a startling route for a Soviet detective. He turned secretly to a psychiatrist - an expert on
  • Transsexualism - who produced a psychological profile of the killer that proved to be eerily accurate when Andrei Chikatilo - a family man, member of the Communist Party, and former schoolteacher - was finally hunted down and captured
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Cullen, Robert
Dewey number
364.1/523/094777
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6535.R942
LC item number
R673 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Serial murders
  • Sex crimes
  • Chikatilo, Andreĭ Romanovich
  • Serial murderers
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Chikatilo, Andreĭ Romanovich
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Sex crimes
  • Russia (Federation)
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The killer department : Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history, Robert Cullen
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages
Form of item
online
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations, maps)
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remote
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(OCoLC)1029279265
Label
The killer department : Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history, Robert Cullen
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029279265

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